SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
JXander
Posts: 960
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:23 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:16 pm

rshw89 wrote:
maxmartin wrote:if you already absolutely know this school is not right for you, why don't u just shoot an email to withdraw? Why do you have to wait until the deadline pass? :?


I think it is pretty common for people to be contemplating their options right up until the deadline. That was the case for me, and I have also learned of instances where schools have increased scholarship offers to those who have not paid the deposit to entice them to do so.

It also keeps schools open for scholarship negotiation purposes.

rshw89
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:04 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby rshw89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:17 pm

JXander wrote:
rshw89 wrote:
maxmartin wrote:if you already absolutely know this school is not right for you, why don't u just shoot an email to withdraw? Why do you have to wait until the deadline pass? :?


I think it is pretty common for people to be contemplating their options right up until the deadline. That was the case for me, and I have also learned of instances where schools have increased scholarship offers to those who have not paid the deposit to entice them to do so.

It also keeps schools open for scholarship negotiation purposes.


+1

BoomSoon
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:28 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BoomSoon » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know how much the law books actually cost? It says $2000 on the SMU Law website and I'm just wondering if this cost is inflated at all.

Thanks! :)

User avatar
kalvano
Posts: 11720
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:31 am

New through the bookstore, $2K is spot-on. Some careful use of Half.com and Amazon used books will get you there for about $1200.

nirvanah
Posts: 65
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:34 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nirvanah » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:50 am

crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.


So sorry you were waitlisted...but it's better than a deny! Plus, Im sure lots of people will withdraw as other offers start coming in. Like someone else said, if you check lsn, some people who got admitted later got in with more money. Probably a combination of money being "freed up" by people who withdraw later, and them trying to actually fill the seats. Either way, remember that once you're in, it won't matter if you got in in January or May (it's just stressful right now) . Hang in there. Hopefully, you can convey how much you want to be at SMU in your LOCI as you have conveyed in this thread :)

lucyindisguise
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:31 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby lucyindisguise » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:50 am

Hey all, thought I'd write a post to vent!
I applied early and was held for further review. Status date 1/28....
this is getting really frustrating! Is anyone else waiting for a decision email/letter?

Also, what do you guys think about U of Houston?

Holynorth
Posts: 136
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:18 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Holynorth » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:46 am

.
Last edited by Holynorth on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
crchildress
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:44 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby crchildress » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:03 pm

nirvanah wrote:
crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.


So sorry you were waitlisted...but it's better than a deny! Plus, Im sure lots of people will withdraw as other offers start coming in. Like someone else said, if you check lsn, some people who got admitted later got in with more money. Probably a combination of money being "freed up" by people who withdraw later, and them trying to actually fill the seats. Either way, remember that once you're in, it won't matter if you got in in January or May (it's just stressful right now) . Hang in there. Hopefully, you can convey how much you want to be at SMU in your LOCI as you have conveyed in this thread :)


Thank you and it is definitely better than a deny. I sent my LOCI late last night, and they wrote back this morning saying it has been added to my file. So hopefully it will help.

grenades13
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:18 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby grenades13 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:16 pm

No update for me yet. Still at completeD.

User avatar
crchildress
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:44 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby crchildress » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:20 pm

grenades13 wrote:No update for me yet. Still at completeD.


Well hopefully you hear something soon.

ChadMichael
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:21 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:12 pm

grenades13 wrote:No update for me yet. Still at completeD.


No update still since 3/25, hopefully there will be movement soon now that the first deposit deadline has passed. Hoping there's some money left over after after withdrawals for some of the late applicants.

grenades13
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:18 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby grenades13 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:16 pm

ChadMichael wrote:
grenades13 wrote:No update for me yet. Still at completeD.


No update still since 3/25, hopefully there will be movement soon now that the first deposit deadline has passed. Hoping there's some money left over after after withdrawals for some of the late applicants.


*****crchildress - Thanks. Hope you get some better news soon.

That's my hope to ChadMichael. I've stopped checking status checker. I lurk here but that's pretty much it. Hope I get a call soon.

ChadMichael
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:21 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:32 pm

grenades13 wrote:
ChadMichael wrote:
grenades13 wrote:No update for me yet. Still at completeD.


No update still since 3/25, hopefully there will be movement soon now that the first deposit deadline has passed. Hoping there's some money left over after after withdrawals for some of the late applicants.


*****crchildress - Thanks. Hope you get some better news soon.

That's my hope to ChadMichael. I've stopped checking status checker. I lurk here but that's pretty much it. Hope I get a call soon.


Hope we both do, I still don't know when decisions come out after "Application Completed" but it's been a little over two weeks and if I'm accepted it will be worth the wait. Withdrew from a lot of schools before their deadlines so more applicants wouldn't be going through what a lot of us are right now haha.

rshw89
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:04 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby rshw89 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:55 pm

My application status changed to "Application Withdrawn: Deposit Not Paid" today, so I hope my place and scholarship money goes to a TLSer.

User avatar
mandimeoutof10
Posts: 160
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:45 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mandimeoutof10 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:06 pm

I was waitlisted. I set up a tour of the campus that is coming up shortly. Any advice/questions I should ask etc?

ChadMichael
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:21 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:10 pm

rshw89 wrote:My application status changed to "Application Withdrawn: Deposit Not Paid" today, so I hope my place and scholarship money goes to a TLSer.


Well, thank you for freeing up your spot. Which school did you eventually decide on?

ChadMichael
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:21 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:11 pm

mandimeoutof10 wrote:I was waitlisted. I set up a tour of the campus that is coming up shortly. Any advice/questions I should ask etc?


When did you find out about the waitlist if you don't mind me asking?

User avatar
Dr. Daniel Jackson
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:09 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Dr. Daniel Jackson » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:16 pm

Can anyone explain the difference between Application Complete and Application CompleteD. Apparently I've been at Application CompleteD since 2/1. I called admissions yesterday and they said they hope to have all decisions out by the end of this month, but even that's not a guarantee. Kinda sucks for me cause I applied sometime in January and this has been the only school I've been waiting on for weeks now.

User avatar
crchildress
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:44 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby crchildress » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:36 pm

Dr. Daniel Jackson wrote:Can anyone explain the difference between Application Complete and Application CompleteD. Apparently I've been at Application CompleteD since 2/1. I called admissions yesterday and they said they hope to have all decisions out by the end of this month, but even that's not a guarantee. Kinda sucks for me cause I applied sometime in January and this has been the only school I've been waiting on for weeks now.


Application CompleteD in most cases have meant they have made a decision, but just are not ready to tell you what it is.

rshw89
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:04 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby rshw89 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:38 pm

ChadMichael wrote:
rshw89 wrote:My application status changed to "Application Withdrawn: Deposit Not Paid" today, so I hope my place and scholarship money goes to a TLSer.


Well, thank you for freeing up your spot. Which school did you eventually decide on?


Tulane

User avatar
mandimeoutof10
Posts: 160
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:45 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mandimeoutof10 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:40 pm

ChadMichael wrote:
mandimeoutof10 wrote:I was waitlisted. I set up a tour of the campus that is coming up shortly. Any advice/questions I should ask etc?


When did you find out about the waitlist if you don't mind me asking?


About a week ago. I posted ITT when it happened maybe a page or two back.

omgreally
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:20 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby omgreally » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:20 pm

I bet some of us get a decision on Friday. I have been "Completed" since December. I have heard from every school that I applied to and gotten in to better ranked schools. SMU is just notoriously slow.

User avatar
Dr. Daniel Jackson
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:09 am

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Dr. Daniel Jackson » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:23 pm

crchildress wrote:
Dr. Daniel Jackson wrote:Can anyone explain the difference between Application Complete and Application CompleteD. Apparently I've been at Application CompleteD since 2/1. I called admissions yesterday and they said they hope to have all decisions out by the end of this month, but even that's not a guarantee. Kinda sucks for me cause I applied sometime in January and this has been the only school I've been waiting on for weeks now.


Application CompleteD in most cases have meant they have made a decision, but just are not ready to tell you what it is.


Thanks. Making a decision and holding on to it for months probably means a ding for me. Oh well.

User avatar
po1
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby po1 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:51 pm

I know SMU doesn't officially negotiate scholarships, but has anyone had success yet?

maxmartin
Posts: 383
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby maxmartin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:56 pm

po1 wrote:I know SMU doesn't officially negotiate scholarships, but has anyone had success yet?


they don't, official or unofficial




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexandros, AustinLu, DoYouEvenTLS, NavyNuke and 16 guests